Richard E. Close

Outpatient Therapist




Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors


MDiv, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN

DMin, (Doctor of Ministry), Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

MA, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN

Patients Age:
Age 17+


Richard works from a holistic perspective seeking to integrate mind, body, and spirit. He

combines the positive psychology of Alfred Adler, the meaning-centered, spiritual therapy of

Viktor Frankl, and the strengths-based practical approach of Solution-Focused Therapy, to

encourage and guide his clients in clarifying their goals and overcoming their challenges to

more fully live, love, create, and contribute to those around them.

Areas of Special Interest

Richard works with Individuals, Couples, Groups, and Families; Clinical Supervision;

Depression/Anxiety; Adult ADD; Pre-Marital Assessment and Couples Counseling;

College/Graduate Students; Spirituality/Life Purpose; Developmental /Life Transitions;

Career/Workplace; Grief/Loss; Law Enforcement; Clergy/Seminarians; Men’s adjustment;

Introversion; High Sensitivity (HSP); Moral Distress; Ethical Dilemmas; Athletes; Artists;


Musicians; Gifted and High-Creatives; and welcomes members of the LGBT community.